State lawmakers are expected to take up a bill lowering the speed limit on a stretch of Boundary Street in Old Town Bluffton from 25 mph to 15 mph. The new limit would slow traffic between May River Road and Bridge Street. The street is home to Bluffton’s visitor center, the Heyward House and DuBois Park.
The move could set a precedent for lowering speed limits on other popular streets in Old Town, making them friendlier to walkers. The town cannot make speed limit changes on Boundary Street because it is a state-owned road. If a lower speed limit is approved, the S.C. Department of Transportation will be responsible for posting signs to inform drivers of the new limit.